I received another shipment of blocks from Annie’s Block of the Month club. These use the Cream color of Premier Everyday yarn. Skeins are 203 yards (186m), 4 oz. (113g). For this group I used all of one and part of a second skein.
The squares were pretty easy this time around and I didn’t reference the videos. I might have a look at them just for fun later.
One uses front post and back post stitches (upper right), one uses puffs (lower) and one uses clusters (upper left), all of which I am familiar. As before with these squares, each is supposed to have 25 stitches on each side for assembly. To me that is a challenging aspect as each has a different number of rows and stitches across.
These were squares #16, 17 and 18 of 30, so I’m more than halfway done. The squares take very little time to make so are great for working in between other projects or for a break while working on a particularly challenging project to give the brain a rest.
I sent off a card to try another of Annie’s clubs. This one sends you yarn, a pattern and possible charity efforts to which you can send the finished product. I thought that was an interesting and unique thing to do. Of course, you’re not obligated to use it for charity but it’s nice to have that info right there. It’s called Annie’s Caring Crochet Kit Club. You get three hooks (G, H and I), a large eye needle and a stitch guide as you free gifts. I’ve already got more hooks than a normal person could use LOL so that was not a great incentive for me, but nice to have the hooks if you’re not a hook collector as I am and of course having the required hooks for the projects handy can’t hurt.
You might recall I tried out the Hook and Needle Club some time ago. It was also a good club but I found I ended up with projects I didn’t know what to do with once I finished. I think this one will be a better fit but time will tell.
One of the patterns shown in the mailing was one I thought I’d like to try (the afghan the little girl is holding) in the picture and since a major thing with finding a neat pattern is finding the proper yarn in the correct amounts, this seemed like a match made in heaven so to speak. Whether it will be worth the cost or not, I’ll have to determine as time goes. As always, I’ll keep you posted on what happens next.
If you enjoy clubs and want to try others that are not about crochet/knit, I found this listing of Annie’s other clubs. The charity one is pretty new so it’s not in the list. Other crafts included are quilting, woodworking, beadwork, cardmaking, one for girls, and another with a different project type in every shipment. Annie sure knows how to appeal to all interests! One thing I like is that in your account all the clubs to which you subscribe can be handled in one place.